5 thoughts on “Photo of the day: the Indian Ocean’s ancient transport

  1. In 1985 I traveled from Mombassa to Lamu on a dhow with sailors who sang songs about a giant who sailed on a huge dhow. It took a couple of days and walking on land felt so strange when I arrived. After that I took a tiny motor boat from Lamu to Kismayo and it was not the same thing at all. Wonderful journeys. I remember them so well.

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